Fayette County Farmer’s Market opens back up for market season

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Farmer’s Market was scheduled to kick off last week but organizers wanted to wait one more week to get it going again. 

On Thursday afternoon, Fayette County began the farmer’s market season at the Oak Hill location.

Organizers say this year will be a little different as they have set up hand washing and sanitizing stations and are even encouraging people not to touch items until they are prepared to buy and to keep their distance from others. 

However, Farmer’s Martket President and Treasurer Angela Perry says this is a great way for people to be outdoors and support local farmers and artisans.

“Right now there’s, you know, shortages on things that you can get at the grocery stores and everything. Our farmers are struggling very very bad. We have farmers that sell fresh cut meats, eggs, everything that we make ourselves. Anything that we sell at our markets are made by our farmers and our producers,” Perry said. 

They are still waiting to see if they can set up in Fayetteville on Saturday but they will be back in Oak Hill next to the DHHR office next week from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m on Thursday. 

The farmer’s market is also searching for more vendors this year especially for produce. If you are interested, you can reach out to the farmer’s market on their Facebook page or give them a call at 304-982-0666 to get an application

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.